I use Thunderbird 31.2.0 and I need to get warning when replying email from a different identity.

For example, I got a message from someone@gmail.com to myemail_1@gmail.com:

From : someone@gmail.com
Subject : something
To : myemail_1@gmail.com

When I reply with myemail_2@gmail.com:

From : myemail_2@gmail.com
Subject : something
To : someone@gmail.com

How to make Thunderbird warn me for replying from an email which doesn't match the one I received ?

  • Excellent question. Looking forward to an answer. – fixer1234 Nov 17 '14 at 16:46
  • If it already displays the warning. I am not sure I understand the question. – Ramhound Nov 17 '14 at 16:49
  • @Ramhound - that's the problem, it doesn't display a warning. If you use Thunderbird to consolidate email from various accounts and reply to a message, it doesn't use the sent-to email address as the basis for the return address on the reply. It is definitely a pain in the butt and it is too easy to send out replies with the wrong return address. – fixer1234 Nov 17 '14 at 20:58

Use an extension for that.

If you're interested only in sending from the right address you can use Identity Chooser.

Or you can look at different solutions, maybe one of them fits your needs better. Some of them even give warnings in some cases (like Correct Identity), but not in necessarily in the case you described, and you may also need to do some manual settings.

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